Board Members & Staff

Jim Cichon
Cichon is Vice President of Smith Brothers Abstract & Title Co. located in Tulsa. He graduated from Northside Christian Academy in 1985 and has worked in the abstract and title industry for the past 28 years (the last 20 years with Smith Bros.). He is married to Brandi and has 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl.

Jackie Bullard
Bullard is employed with Oklahoma Abstract and Title located in Stillwater. She attended Northeastern State University and has worked in the abstract and title industry for 11 years.

Michael Cantrell
Vice President
Michael Cantrell is a manager for Wagoner County Abstract Company in Wagoner, OK. He graduated from Northeastern State University in 2003 and has worked at Wagoner County Abstract Company since 1997. He and his wife Amy have two children, Jacob and Liz.

Jeff Noble
Past President
Jeff Noble is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and a Director of Old Republic Title Company of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, where he has been employed since 1981. He also serves as Vice President and Oklahoma Counsel for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, a position he has held since 1996.

Mr. Noble received a B.B.A. with Distinction in Accounting in 1976 and a Juris Doctorate in 1979 from the University of Oklahoma.

He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Commercial Real Estate Council, the Real Property Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association (Director 2008 to 2012 and current Chairman), the Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section and the Title Examination Standards Committee. He is also a licensed title insurance agent and a member of the Oklahoma Land Title Association, where he currently serves as a director and is on the Legislative, Research and By-Laws and Constitution Committees.

Mr. Noble is AV®Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated.

Mary Stone

Mary Stone has been employed with Pioneer Abstract and Title Company of Muskogee for the past nine years. She is the proud mother of two creative and talented children, is a licensed abstractor, and a licensed title insurance agent. Mary excels at researching, platting, problem solving, and every other facet of abstracting. Her jobs include the many areas of abstracting, providing in-house tech support, and being the system administration for Pioneer’s indexing software and controlling software. She completed the OLTA Leadership Program for 2014-2015. In addition to various degrees, credits, and certifications, Mary attended Connors State College, Northeastern State University, and Oklahoma State University – Institute of Technology.

Kristi French
(through 6/30/16)
Kristi French is the Vice President and Title Operations Manager/Underwriter for American Eagle Title Insurance Company in Oklahoma City. She has worked in the abstract and title industry for the past 10+ years and is the third generation from her family in this industry. She completed the Leadership Program for OLTA in 2012, and currently serves on various committees. She also is a licensed Abstractor and Title Insurance agent.

Kristi is married to Sean French, she enjoys traveling the country with him for his videography company and spending quality time with family and loved ones.

JT Beard

J. T. Beard is the Agency Services Manager of Oklahoma for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. He completed the Leadership Program this past year, and currently serves on the Education, Technology, and Public Relations committees. J. T. is a fourth generation abstractor following in the footsteps of his father Herschel, his grandfather Norvell, great-grandfather Ollie Logan “O. L.”, as well as his maternal grandparents Dick and Ollie Jennings of Sulphur Abstract. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 going to work with his father. He joined recently joined Stewart Title Guaranty in September 2013. He and his wife, Megan, reside in Edmond with their 2 year old son, Jack, and another baby on the way.

Jeff Mapes

Jeff is Vice President of Woods County Abstract Corporation located in Alva, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and changed careers to the Title Industry after his first of two tours in Iraq in 2003. Jeff is married to Michelle Mapes, who also works at Woods County Abstract, and has two daughters.

Glenda Mittasch
Glenda Mittasch is the President and Co-Owner of Powers Abstract Company in Perry, Oklahoma. Glenda graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1976 with an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She began working in the abstract and title industry as summer help, in 1975 for Southern Abstract Company in Bartlesville and after graduation she went to work for the Noble County Clerk’s office as First Deputy until 1979. She left the Clerks office and was employed by Powers Abstract Company as a typist at the courthouse, until the birth of her daughter in 1981. Glenda also worked as a petroleum land person from 1981 through 1986, when she and her husband purchased Powers Abstract Company. Glenda celebrated 40 years this May, in the land title business and the past 29 years, as owner and manager of Powers Abstract Company. Glenda served as association President in 1995 and has served on the board and numerous OLTA committees.

Glenda is married to Dennis Mittasch, and has two married children, and 5 grandchildren. Glenda and Dennis live on a farm north of Morrison, Ok,  and in her free time, enjoys traveling, gardening, sewing and playing with her grandchildren.

Terri Parrish

Manager of Cherokee Capitol Abstract and Tahlequah Abstract Company in Tahlequah. She graduated from Choctaw High School where she met and married her sweetheart Bill. They have two children, Kaitie and Drew. She has worked in the abstract and title industry since 1977. She received her Paralegal Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Vanessa Shadix

Vanessa has worked in the real estate, legal and title fields for over 34 years.   She is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and is involved in many business and philanthropic organizations.

She has been with Old Republic Title  since 1999, starting her ORT career as a closer and manager of one of our company’s  highest volume offices.    In that position, she closed thousands of real estate transactions, and worked enthusiastically with Realtors, lenders, and buyers and sellers.

In 2009, Vanessa was promoted to represent ORT throughout the state of Oklahoma as Agency Representative.  In this position, she assists title agents with training, and continues her love of education with presenting numerous Oklahoma Land Title courses as well as Oklahoma Real Estate Commission presentations.

Vanessa has been married for 23 years to Mike, a homebuilder with Blue Ribbon Construction.  Together they are one of the most diehard Thunder fans you will ever meet!


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